NAPOLEON -- Opal Mae (Cross) Smith, 83, of Napoleon, passed away Friday, September 13, 2013, at Golden Living Center Northcrest.
She was born on April 21, 1930, to David Edwin William Cross and Edith Rebecca "Forney" Cross in Putnam County. Opal graduated from Continental High School. She then married the late Richard Smith on August 17, 1949.
She is survived by her children, Richard "Rick" (Cathy) Smith of Bath, Michigan, and Judy (Dean) VandenBroek of Bowling Green, Ohio. She is the grandmother of Chris and Kevin Smith, Keith, Nicholas and Heather VandeBroek, and also several nieces and nephews.
Opal was a receptionist at Defiance Clinic, and also worked at Rite Aid in Napoleon. She was a member of the VFW Post 8218, American Legion Post 300, and Moose Lodge, Napoleon.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard; sisters, Viola Ford, Marvel Grant McDougle, Alta Engle, Marie Moore, Oma Cross; and brothers Ora "Pete" Cross and William Cross.
Visitation for Opal will be on Monday, September 16, 2013, at Snyder Wesche Funeral Home, 230 N. Scott St., Napoleon, Ohio, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., with a funeral service immediately following at 11:30 a.m. at the Snyder-Wesche Funeral Home. Pastor Theodore Rellstab will officiate. A private family committal service will follow at Riverview Memory Gardens, Defiance, Ohio.
Memorial donations may be made in honor of Opal to Gentiva Hospice. Please share a memory at www.snyderweschefuneralhome.com.